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lgbalfa 06-23-2019 04:05 PM

Spare tire rim
 
How come every spare tire rim that I have seen, the face of it, the surface is not perfect?

This would even apply to spares tire rims that have never been mounted to the car.

Is it because of the way it is stored in the trunk?

I have never seen an immaculate spare tire rim.

Just wondering.

Thanks

kevinl 06-23-2019 05:11 PM

The rug that covers the rim is not finished on the back side. It is disappointing, I keep a towel on top of my rim under the rug.


1993 Spider Veloce
2016 4c Coupe

lgbalfa 06-23-2019 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kevinl (Post 8429724)
The rug that covers the rim is not finished on the back side. It is disappointing, I keep a towel on top of my rim under the rug.

1993 Spider Veloce
2016 4c Coupe

I thought about that but the only issue that concerns me about putting a towel around the spare tire is the ventilation.

I would not want moisture / condensation being trapped under the towel since that could cause rust.

No issues with you though?

Thanks

kevinl 06-24-2019 12:11 AM

My 92 had a never used spare and there was a slight chafing on the rim from the rug, my current 93 is good with no chafing, I donít have a moisture problem, the rug lets plenty of air through, the rugs are more like a loose cover than anything else.


1993 Spider Veloce
2016 4c Coupe

spiderserie4 06-24-2019 12:18 AM

I cut out a circle of thin foam and glued it to the underside of the trunk carpet exactly over the spare.

The face of these wheels is convex and contacts the hard underside of the carpet.

You know how you can roll most wheels along the ground, and they roll straight? well, these wheels always want to fall over on the face side and wreck the paint! The face sits proud of the tire...its really a poor, and very heavy design (apart from the look, which is fine and suits the car)
Be nice if somebody made replicas but shaved 10 lbs off each wheel:)

lgbalfa 06-30-2019 01:42 PM

Just bought a cheap $2 towel at the local discount store in town.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Vivace 06-30-2019 01:50 PM

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lgbalfa 07-21-2019 02:19 PM

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Thanks Kevin for the advice.

Cleaned the spare tire (original Pirelli P4000) before I put it back.

lgbalfa 07-21-2019 02:22 PM

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Before and after.

Could not get it 100% clean but much better.

lgbalfa 07-21-2019 02:26 PM

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Back in the trunk.

I will eventually get a new spare tire whenever I change all the tires.

The original 27 year old spare tire is still in excellent shape.

kevinl 07-21-2019 03:02 PM

Lambert,

Looks good. I use this on my tires and rims. They finally have the aerosol cleaner back on Amazon. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c04ffda384.jpg


1993 Spider Veloce
2016 4c Coupe

lgbalfa 07-21-2019 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kevinl (Post 8442126)
Lambert,

Looks good. I use this on my tires and rims. They finally have the aerosol cleaner back on Amazon. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c04ffda384.jpg


1993 Spider Veloce
2016 4c Coupe

Thanks.

It looks like nothing will take it off on the inside of the spare tire.

I am not as particular with that rim as it is the spare.

spiderserie4 07-21-2019 10:45 PM

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took me ages, scrubbing brushes of various sizes to get into all the corners, wheel cleaner etc
but they came out well:)

I waxed the insides too so cleaning once a year (when I change over to my winter wheels) is much easier.

lgbalfa 07-22-2019 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by spiderserie4 (Post 8442250)
took me ages, scrubbing brushes of various sizes to get into all the corners, wheel cleaner etc
but they came out well:)

I waxed the insides too so cleaning once a year (when I change over to my winter wheels) is much easier.

It came out really nice.


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